Clinton Tries to Soothe Progressives

As Ted Cruz rallied the GOP’s conservative wing with his Monday announcement that he’s running for president, all-but-declared Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton quietly tried to calm her party’s restive progressive wing, segments of which are actively seeking an alternative in 2016. The former secretary of state spoke at the Washington headquarters of the liberal Center for American Progress think tank at an urban policy-focused event co-hosted by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union.